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FOX Announces Fall 2017 Schedule

May 15, 2017


FOX has announced their fall 2017 schedule.

The new dramas joining the schedule this fall are THE GIFTED and THE ORVILLE.

The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are reckoned by the sudden discovery that their children posses mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Produced in association with Marvel Television, the series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford and Coby Bell. The series is written by Matt Nix, directed by Bran Singer and executive produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

The Orville is from executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau. It is a live-action, one-hour series set 400 years in the future that allows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, as its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangerous of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life. Starring MacFarlane as the ship’s Commanding Officer and Adrianne Palicki as his ex-wife, who’s assigned as his First Officer.

 In the comedy lineup is GHOSTED, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, is a single-camera, action-comedy about the partnership between two polar opposites– a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, who are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles– all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Scott and Robinson also executive produce.

FOX has also partnered with film, television and theater producer Marc Platt on the live musical event A Christmas Story, inspired by the holiday classic feature film and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will compose several new songs for the LIVE television event, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary adapting the book. The three-hour live television production airs this December on FOX.

In 2018, additional new series and events joining the schedule include dramas 9-1-1 and THE RESIDENT; comedy LA TO VEGAS, and an all-new installment of event series THE X-FILES.

The next chapter of THE X-FILES, features 10 new episodes once again with executive producer and creator Chris Carter alongside duo stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. In 2016, the event series returned and drew nearly 16 million viewers and was the season’s No.2 broadcast drama, as well as the most talked-about event series on Twitter.

Platt has also teamed up with the network to bring RENT, a live musical production of the Tony Award, Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical of the same name.

Here’s the full schedule:


































Here’s more details on dramas:


From 20th Century FOX and Marvel Television, this series tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Caitlin (Amy Acker) Strucker are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White) are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent Jace Turner (Coby Bell). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family’s only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network– Eclipse/Marcos Diaz (Sean Teale), Blink/Clarice Fong (Jamie Chung), Polaris/Lorna Dane (Emma Dumont), and Thunderbird/John Proudstar (Blair Redford)– are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. THE GIFTED is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact their kids aren’t who they thought they were and loving them just the same– even if all of their lives are at risk because of it.

Written by Matt Nix, directed by Bryan Singer, and executive produce by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.


From executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane and directed by Jon Favreau, this one-hour science fiction series is set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planet Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson (Adrienne Palicki). As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, Gordon Malloy (Scott Grimes), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; Dr. Claire Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald), one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians; Bortus (Peter Macon), an alien from a single-sex species; Isaac (Mark Jackson), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator John Lamar (J. Lee), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; Alara Kitan (Halston Sage) a young inexperienced security officer whose home planet’s high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and Yaphit, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald. Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.




Starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, this single-camera, action-comedy about the unlikely partnership between two down-on-their-luck polar opposites tasked with an even more unlikely missions: saving the human race from aliens. Leroy Wright (Robinson) is a cynical skeptic and former missing persons detective, who, if we’re speaking Franklin, thinks that “aliens” are a big ole bunch of B.S. and that people who believe in them are certifiably. nuts… People like Max Jennifer (Scott). Max is a genius “true believer” in the paranormal who’s convinced his wife was abducted by aliens. At low points in their lives, both Leroy and Max are recruited by Captain Ava Lafrey (Ally Walker), a take no-prisoners, former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey, along with her staff– Barry Shaw (Adeel Akhtar), an overly friendly forensic pathologist, and Delilah Ward, a highly opinionated tech specialist— will support Leroy and Max in their quest for answers. Now, this heroic group of underdogs will look into “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles that often leads them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places, as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep the earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.


The following dramas will debut in midseason:


From profile creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, this new procedural drama is a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders– cops, paramedics, firefighters– the people who put their lives on the line to save others. Starring Angela Bassett, the series is based on the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers who are thrust into heart-stopping situations that are equal parts unpredictable, intense and uplifting.



Focusing on three doctors at different stages of their careers and a dedicated young nurse, this is a provocative new medical drama that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospital across the country. Meet. Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry), one of the best doctors at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Charming, arrogant and only a third-year resident, Conrad does everything in the most unconventional way possible. Along with treating patients, Conrad believes it is his job to burst the illusions of first-year residents, like Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) and turn them into real-life doctors. Devon is an innocent idealist, who wears his finely tuned moral compass and passion for science like armor. With Conrad’s help, however, Devon quickly discovers the reality of his chosen profession is not what he imagined, and that ethical lines are often blurred. Nothing, not even the best medical school in the country, could have prepared him for what he’s about to learn. As Devon accompanied Conrad through the hospital’s halls, he meets distinguished chief of surgery Dr. Randolph Bell (Bruce Greenwood), the face of the hospital and its sought-after doctor, whose diminishing skills, and the errors they cause, are covered with the help of allies under his command; Dr. Mina Okafor (Shaunette Renée Wilson), a rising star surgeon from Nigeria who is threatening Bell’s dominance, but who is also in the US on a list; and Nicolette Nevin (Emily VanCamp), one of Chastain Memoirial’s most respected nurses and Conrad’s on-again off-again romantic partner. While Conrad opens Devon’s eyes to the stark realities of hospital life, the once-optimistic young doctor soon realizes that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other. Not all patients are angels and not all doctors are gods, but one thing’s for sure: expectations are meant to be shattered.

From 20th Century FOX Television, Antoine Fuqua, Amy Holden Jones, David Boorstein and Oly Obst executive produce. Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi co-executive produce. Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Shore and Sethi write.


The following comedy will debut in midseason:


From executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Lon Zimmet and Steve Levitan, this single-camera ensemble comedy is about an airline crew and the eccentric passengers who, every weekend, take the roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with one goal in mind– to come back a winner. Welcome to Jackpot Airlines, a budget carrier whose junket flight from LA to Vegas and back again, is filled with dreamers looking for that big score. Holding (or, more to the point, barely holding) these voyages together is Ronnie (Kim Matula), a long suffering flight attendant who tries to keep her cool (oftentimes with little success) whether she’s dealing with a bi-polar bride-to-be or the dead body in Row 13. Managing the revolving door of bachelor parties and 21st birthdays gets even trickier when Ronnie develops a “location-ship” with Colin (Ed Weeks) a regular passenger and an economics professor, whose son and soon-to-be ex-wife live in Vegas. Further complicating her job every weekend is Captain Dave (Dylan McDermott), the narcissistic pilot whose fighter-pilot dreams never quite worked out; Bernard (Nathan Lee Graham), the always-positive career flight attendant who thinks there’s no flight more magical than the LA-to-Vegas; Artem (Peter Stormare) the genial professional gambler who serves as the plane’s residential (but unofficial) bookie; and Nichole (Olivia Macklin), the sweet-natured, part-time stripper who’s a lot savvier than people realize. It won’t be easy, but this unlikely group of miscreants and dreamers will eventually go from being strangers on a plane to a supportive, if unconventional family… from Friday to Sunday… whether they like it or not.

From 20th Century FOX and Gary Sanchez Productions, Lon Zimmet writes and executive producers. Steve Levitan directs and executive producers. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke executive produce.








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